You may remember I’ve been working with Maker 13 in southern Indiana. I’ve been taking classes which allow me to go to the space and use the machines in my free time. Recently I used an Epilog Laser to etch cutting boards, ceramic tiles and wooden spoons. After some trials and tribulations, I was somewhat successful.
A small mid century modern side table gets a new chance after the makeover it got is ruined with a huge scratch. A painted, stenciled table top disguises the not so pretty top. Details on the original makeover as well as the newest, latest look.
The Power Tool Challenge Team is back this month with fabulous, creative weekend garden projects to inspire you. Some are similar and a few are very different, but all are very creative. Be sure to hop over to see all the details on the blog.
Talk of the Town #81! More great recipes and diy projects from fabulous bloggers! We hope you’re inspired to make something soon! Check out all the goodies on the blog!
Do you ever get an idea in your head and you want it done YESTERDAY? That’s the way things go around here. Once I decide to do a project, I can’t wait. This was one of those projects. Suddenly I realized I wanted a standing laptop table and I got right to work. A couple of weeks later and I’m loving it. Details on the blog.
My Repurposed Life is my name, repurposing furniture is my game. Sometimes I even re-do a re-do. This is one of those projects. After years of having this end of bed bench in the bedroom, it was time for an update. Using a coffee table as a bench for the bedroom is great for putting on shoes and/or helping the pets get off and on the bed. Complete tutorial to make your own.
We’ve made changes to Talk of the Town! We each are now choosing a recipe and a DIY project as our features. The link up for the party has changed as well. Whether you’re linking up, or just browsing the shares, I think you’ll find it easier to navigate. The bad news is, making a collage to show you was proving to be a real challenge. I hope you hop over to check out all the great features.
Reclaimed artwork doesn’t generally come with a frame. While vacationing in Cape Cod with my daughter Jamie in late June, I actually picked up three pieces of reclaimed art. This sweet painting of three sandpipers scurrying on the beach is done on a piece of scrap plywood. The artist is John Bates of Provincetown Massachusetts….
An old oak drop leaf table gets a new purpose as a craft table. Tips on repairing and painting furniture to help you in your next furniture makeover. Hop over to see how I fixed a broken chair using an automotive clamp.
Do you LOVE pallet projects? I have tips for easily dismantling pallets, and a great variety of pallet projects to inspire you. Pallet projects are popular these days because pallets are readily available, and withstand the test of time.
Talk of the Town #79 Rustic flag, leather drawer pulls, vintage secretary makeover, repurposed denim, and ceiling fan globes used as candle holders. Great tutorials for you all around, and our featured blogger is Julia from Vintage with Laces. There will be some changes coming to the party in the near future. I think you’ll be happy about it.
Using two free table legs and a table leaf from the storage garage, I made this beautiful new console table perfect for a hallway, entry or even as a sofa table. Tips and tidbits for you to file away to use someday in your own shop.
What’s better than great $5 thrift store finds? FREE finds! June was a great month, scoring good deals on unique items that I didn’t already have. I’m sharing my junkin’ finds with you today. I’m always eager to see what you think and curious about what you would do with the items if you had them.
A trio of gray glazed shelves are made from one odd piece of wooden trim. Adding wood for the shelves and hooks make the large one perfect for any room. I’d love to know your thoughts on what configuration the trio should be displayed.
Makeovers are the special this week on Talk of the Town #78! A mirror, coffee table, and a chair! Plus we have some unique bookends, and a very vintage graduation. You’ll love our featured blogger, Debra from Shoppe #5. As always, I’d like for you to guess my feature before you hop over to see if you’re right.
A free, damaged headboard gets a new chance after a little sawing and painting. I rarely throw anything away or turn down free stuff from neighbors. This was one of those cases where I said yes, but was wondering what I was going to do with this damaged particle board headboard.
You may remember I’ve been attending classes at Maker 13, a local maker space where you can take classes and then use the machines on the premises. I knew very little about a CNC shop bot router before taking the class where I cut out this fun routed FAMILY sign. I’d love your ideas about adding photos to the rustic framed sign.
Talk of the Town #77 features a fun table made from a drawer, a jewelry display, bar stool makeover, reclaimed bench, and how to make bottle cap magnets. Our featured blogger is Quinn from Dad, What’s 4 Dinner. I hope you find something to inspire you to do a project this weekend.
Here’s a redo of a redo! It doesn’t happen often, but this is an old project I did in 2009, and now I’ve updated it and gave it a new look. It was a nightstand, then a t.v. stand, now it’s a small chest great for a guest room OR a coffee station in a small kitchen.
I am so excited to share this month’s Power Tool Challenge project. The theme was Summer Fun, and I DID struggle with trying to figure out WHAT to make. But when I figured it out, I ran with it and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! I made a portable diy pallet bar. It’s so easy to set up, store and transport for on-the-go parties and functions. I did a little video so you can see exactly how easy it sets up.